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Eublepharis fuscus BÖRNER, 1974

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Westindischer Leopardgecko 
SynonymEublepharis macularius fuscus BÖRNER 1974
Eublepharis fuscus — DAS 1997
Eublepharis fuscus — RÖSLER 2000: 78
Eublepharis fuscus — SEUFER et al. 2005 
DistributionW India (northern Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat)

Type locality: 60 km north of Bombay (= Mumbai)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: BNHS 1047 (designated by DAS 1997 but given as BNMH, without spelling it out) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “fuscus”, meaning dark or dusky. 
References
  • Börner, A. R. 1981. Third contribution to the systematics of the southwest Asian lizards of the geckonid genus Eublepharis Gray 1827: Further materials from the Indian subcontinent. Saurologica (3):1-7
  • Börner, A. R. 1974. Ein neuer Lidgecko der Gattung Eublepharis Gray 1827. Miscellaneous Articles in Saurology (4):7-14.
  • Das, I. 1997. Resolution of the systematic status of Eublepharis macularius fuscus Boerner, 1981 (Eublepharidae: Sauria: Squamata). Hamadryad 22 (1): 13-20
  • Henkel, F.W. & Schmidt,W. 2009. Leopardgeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster),156 pp. - get paper here
  • Mirza, Z. & Upadhye, R. 2010. Zur Verbreitung und Lebensweise des in Indien endemischen Lidgeckos Eublepharis fuscus BÖRNER 1981. Sauria 32 (3): 15-23 - get paper here
  • Mirza, Zeeshan A.; Rajesh V. Sanap, David Raju, Atish Gawai, and Prathamesh Ghadekar 2014. A new species of lizard of the genus Eublepharis (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from India. Phyllomedusa 13 (2): 75-90 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Seufer, H.; Y. Kaverkin & A. Kirschner (eds.) 2005. Die Lidgeckos. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, 238 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. Addendum to An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (4): 848 - get paper here
 
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